Friday, July 15, 2011

Ice Cream in a Baggie

NO NO NO!
It's not that kind of ice cream in a bag. This kind is much more fun and probably tastes better, too.

You will need:
2 T sugar
1 cup half and half
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup ice cream salt or rock salt
ice cubes
1 gallon-sized ziptop baggie
1 pint-sized ziptop baggie

In the small bag, combine sugar, half and half, and vanilla. (That's it. Then go read the ingredients on your store-bought ice cream...yikes.)
Seal the small bag well and set it aside.
In the large bag, add the rock salt and enough ice cubes to fill about half of the bag.
Place the small bag inside the large bag, seal well, and shake, shake, shake for at least 5 minutes. I suggest having a towel handy because it gets pretty cold.
Check the ice cream periodically and stop shaking when it's done. Grab some spoons and eat right out of the little bag, or squeeze into a bowl and add all the fixin's.

We think it tastes like McDonald's soft serve, which we think is pretty delicious.

Give it a whirl and enjoy National Ice Cream Month!

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